Satellite Images Show Damage From 'Israeli' Attack on Damascus

ImageSat International reports that last week's strike damaged Iranian Revolutionary Guard Quds Force targets

Satellite images of Damascus Airport: Heavy damage to warehouses and command center, February 17, 2020.
ImageSat International (ISI)

Images published Monday of the Damascus airport show the damage inflicted by an attack attributed to Israel last week. Intelligence reports by ImageSat International, which released the photos, assessed that the strike hit targets belonging to the Iranian Revolutionary Guard's Quds Force. 

The images, which were taken Monday according to the company, show warehouses and command centers that were completely destroyed, among others that were heavily damaged and a shelter that was partially hit. According to ISI, the shelter that was damaged was apparently used to house munitions or surface-to-air missiles.

A partially damaged shelter at Damascus Airport, February 17, 2020.
ImageSat International (ISI)

The attack took place on February 13. According to the Syria’s SANA News Agency, Syrian defense systems intercepted a number of missiles launched from the direction of the Golan Heights. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, which monitors the war,  said that the attack – which they attributed to Israel – killed seven people

They further said suspected Israeli missiles targeted posts for Iranian-backed militias in the area between the Damascus International Airport and the Sayeda Zeinab neighborhood, south of the capital.

Headquarters and warehouses that were heavily damaged at Damascus airport, February 17, 2020.
ImageSat International (ISI)
Headquarters and warehouses that were completely destroyed at Damascus Airport, February 17, 2020.
ImageSat International (ISI)

Later Friday, a news website affliated with the Syrian regime, Al-Quneitra Today, identified one of the victims of the attack as a Syrian pilot.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu declined to comment on the overnight attack in Syria. "I don't know what happened overnight, maybe the Belgian Air Force carried out the attack. Our policy is to prevent Iran from establishing itself in Syria," Netanyahu said in an interview with Israel Radio.